3.6 percent of DOMLEC’s customers now have power

 

Crews at work

Power company, DOMLEC, is reporting electricity has been restored to 1,331 of its customers since Hurricane Maria.

 

A total of 35,609 customers are without electricity.

The figure represents a mere 3.6 percent of customers, while 96.4 percent remain without power.

The company’s distribution infrastructure was severely damaged or destroyed during the hurricane.

DOMLEC said that it should be completing restoration to a small area of Bath Estate, and Newtown and most of the area in the vicinity of the Public Works Department within a couple days.

A Cuban team is working with DOMLEC on the link from the Padu Power Station to Fond Cole while work continues on restoring power to the State Prison and the Dominica State College.

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42 Comments

  1. thethingswesay
    November 13, 2017

    I find they doing good. We acting like we forget what we just came out under. we are lucky to have lights right now. Patience, it is coming.

    • Jane
      November 13, 2017

      We well know what we come out under. But the Banks and Government behaving like is business as usual. No pity no mercy when we still out in the rain. So hurry up Domlec. You have our money in your cuffers.

  2. November 12, 2017

    And the data misleads. Work in high population density area ads percentage rapidly. But how about other areas? It will take years.

  3. Marjon tjaarda
    November 12, 2017

    One thing I do not understand.
    How is it possible that all the things other countries have given, like water, clothing, food etc are still in the harbour. Why dont they give it to the people instead of selling it or leave it behind the gates.
    Do something with the goods!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Jane
      November 13, 2017

      Wicked they wicked in thier m***** curtain rod.

  4. Jesus freak
    November 12, 2017

    The reason this is the current state of our nation with electricity restoration is Becasue there needs to be more worker assisting us who besides Columbia contractors are assisting? Why is there not more contractors out assisting? No mention of this

  5. Riv
    November 12, 2017

    If it takes 51 days to restore power in a few parts of the city, it will take 51 years to get it restored in the rough areas of the country. I guess small country villages can forget about power for generations. This is unacceptable.

  6. michael
    November 12, 2017

    Run d lines underground one time

  7. Ground zero
    November 11, 2017

    They say a picture is worth a million words. Well if that is true just take a look at the photo above and tell me what you see. As for me I see 2 men on a light pole and 5 men on the ground looking up. A total of 7 men to a pole. That to me looks like the ordinary day in Dominica, when everybody on island has power, and maintenance crew just kind of burning time on the clock. By looking at them if one does not know they would swear Da is fine, no one is out of power and folks just relaxing around. What I see in photo above tells me why after two months since Maria only 3.6% of customers have power. I don’t see any sense of urgency and to me it’s a bad message. I hope the person that took the photo is an ordinary person that wants people to see their bad work ethics and NOT DOMLEC trying to give the impression that they working feverishly to restore power.

  8. Iamanidiot
    November 11, 2017

    Sigh you people like spoiled children asking about “what about here what about there” you don’t think they know about where you live? Im pretty sure they are doing the easier or closet areas first. Electricity is not a need, you will get to plug your fridge and put on your tv and fan soon. in the mean time just have patience and try to get buy however you can. Stop acting like spoil children. Your grand mother didnt have light and she was just fine.

  9. Pamala
    November 11, 2017

    I guess all of all u that runing u all mouth overseas and didn’t see the state of the country they doing there best

    • Me
      November 12, 2017

      If that is the best Pamela, it is not good enough!

  10. anonymous2
    November 11, 2017

    That 3.6% is probably related to the government, not the people of DA. When does everyone else get power? The system should be underground in waterproof piping.

  11. Me
    November 11, 2017

    One a positive note. No loud music blaring till early morning to disturb the sleep we so badly need, especially now.

    • Dominica
      November 13, 2017

      Thats my one love about the no lights and curfew. The nights are quiet and peaceful. We now live in a nice calm sober country.

    • thethingswesay
      November 13, 2017

      I say the moment some people get lights lord GOD there goes peace and quiet. Some people just believe other people want to hear their music. As if they entertaining you and providing a service to the neighborhood. No you are a nuisance disturbing others. In a way i glad it doesn’t have lights. I may not have a fridge to keep my meat cold but it have peace and quiet.

  12. roy
    November 10, 2017

    Meanwhile, give every household portable solar kits and show them how to use those kits so that they can have sustainable electricity in their homes. Many appliances can run off solar energy. Televisions, refrigerators, etc.

  13. Hot & Cold
    November 10, 2017

    When people like @ really and other defenders of laziness, corrupt and mediocracy in our government and try to tell us that 2 months after Maria we should be happy with Domlec restoration of 3.6% costomers as of today, because according to @ really ST. Maarten is smaller than DA and not everywhere has lights, I want readers INCLUDING @really to read this article from St. Maarten, over a month ago to see where they were with electricity a month after Irma and compare it to where we are 2 months after Maria. http://timescaribbeanonline.com/40-50-electricity-60-water-already-restored-st-maarten-since-maria/. Well expect him to say St. Maarten is flat

    • Man bites Dogs
      November 12, 2017

      @ HOT AND COLD, you are not leaving in Dominica so you can go play with your donkey.

  14. Hot & Cold
    November 10, 2017

    DNO does not allow me to forward the webpage but you could google NY times . com /2017/11/09/ US/ Puerto- Rico- Electricity-power. html . I really need @ reality to read their power progress so he could see before the set back of Wednesday power was already restored in 7 cities, remember they have a population of 3.6 million people. Our problem in Dominica is we don’t push anyone so everyone works at their pace. The government that was supposed to be pushing Domlec is benefitting from Maria and slow progress so they could continue to graduate from blame Erika for their 13 years of failure to now blame Maria for 17 years of failure and for the duration of this last, corrupt, visionless government. People like @ really is paid to defend mediocracy and corruption so expect him to say is because PR has the US and we have no one. But @ really don’t forget we have millionaires around the world like Aliereza Monfared to turn to. Where are they? Are they not rich citizens that love us?

  15. Hot & Cold
    November 10, 2017

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/09/us/puerto-rico-electricity-power.html. Here is the link I want @really, who seems to be the only one commenting from Dominica, I guess he is special and paid by Skerrit to play defense. Is People like @really that have Dominica as backward as we are, even before Maria because they defend mediocracy and corruption.

  16. Hot & Cold
    November 10, 2017

    At that pace of approximately 1,331 customers every 2 months we looking @ another 1.5 years and Dominica will be fully powered again. That’s not good enough though it doesn’t sound too bad. I heard @ really, who seems to be the only Dominican on the ground in Dominica and who seems to be paid to defend Skerrit on every given subject, comparing our St. Marteen which is much smaller than DA and according to him plenty places still in darkness. But @really needs to understand that we talking percentage and NOT area. What percentage of SXM have power? Are you saying like DA 96.4% still in darkness? What do you say of PR that’s much bigger than DA and with many more customers?

  17. Dominican
    November 10, 2017

    This is very disappointing and very disheartening. I know they are working to get the whole island reconnected but at at this rate, 3.6% in 51 days , it will take the best part of four years to get the task completed. I hope this will not be the case.

    • really
      November 10, 2017

      it will go faster . think of it . how many streets are in roseau ? if they finish roseau then they just have to go on the highways and branch out .Roseau was a challenge seeing that the river was all over . yesterday i saw them all newtown running low voltage lines . once this lines are running then more ppl can join the grid . What u talkin about neh . SXM smaller than us and plenty places in darkness

      • Be happy
        November 11, 2017

        I agreed with u ….I’m from St.Croix ,Dominica got much more devastated than St.Croix ,St croix is way smaller than Dominica we got linemen from all over the states and imagine just last week the governer just reported that is only 19% of St. Croix have electricity and 39% in St.Thomas in which St. Thomas is smaller than St.Croix…..So Dominicans please please patience with these men who are at very high risk with the life……Dominica is a very mountainous island it is not flat as St.Croix so these linemen have a greater challenges trying to restore current back on the island….just pray for their safety because I’m sure they are trying the best way that they can it’s not as easy as it seems.

      • S. A. John
        November 14, 2017

        I couldn’t agree with you more. Anguilla has the smallest population and our hurricane was 2-3 weeks before Dominica’s, yet only roughly 55% of customers have electricity up until now. People dont realise it, but its a lot of hard work.

    • I CARE
      November 11, 2017

      Puerto Rico has no lights whatsoever so thank god and stop the complaining…

      • Anonymous
        November 13, 2017

        That is for a totally different reason. The electricity company in Puerto Rico is corrupt and bankrupt.

    • Anonymous
      November 11, 2017

      Of course, without electricity people can not listen to the radio, or watch t.v. so a lot of the p.m. briefings will only have been heard by a small number of the population.and were mostly intended to create an impression for the outside world, while Dominicans at home are left in the dark, so to speak.

    • Clueless!
      November 11, 2017

      I think domlec is doing a fine job considering our limited road network. Dominica is also a small country in population therefore u cannot expect the company to have access to ÀLL the necessary equipment. Thank you Domlec for the progress. We appreciate your hard work.

    • Man bites Dogs
      November 12, 2017

      @ Dominican,because you and your idiots know best why don’t you come to Dominica and work it out faster :oops: :lol:

  18. Objective!
    November 10, 2017

    Be patient my friend. i know these times are hard especially without the essential services by you are not alone. Point Michel may have be hit the hardest in terms of the death tole however Grandbay was the worst hit when it comes to roads, electricity, pipe born water and relief assistance. I know…

    • Shameless
      November 10, 2017

      Check Justina on the relief supplies. She and Petter St. Jean think the relief supplies were sent to them as part of the DLP campaign subsidies. When Grandbay was bad no padlock or police could prevent people from taking their Rashan but I guess the red cool aid have some doltish. Yes I said it! So, if u can wait endlessly for Rashan then just wait for the light because 2021 is not that far off and Justina know you all will never complain. The cool aid working :mrgreen:

      Assertive like mama Eugenia! :twisted:

    • Me
      November 12, 2017

      Is that why we haven’t heard from banshee Charles? She has been ominously quiet since she had no one to write her speeches.

  19. Merina langlais
    November 10, 2017

    What about lower kings hill. There is electricity by the new town savanah but they are not coming up the hill at all

  20. Carrotop
    November 10, 2017

    When does the power get to Atrim or Springfield Valley?

  21. November 10, 2017

    What about Pte Michel , somebody please restore service it was the hardest hit it is near the city of Roseau why cant we have electricity or internet .

    • One and only
      November 10, 2017

      It takes time…little by little Things are getting better….some people lost their lives..it could be worst

    • SN
      November 10, 2017

      Your answer is in your comment. You said PM was hardest hit so it will take more time to restore services to that community. In due time, PM will get power and the rest.

      • UK Dominican
        November 10, 2017

        In due time? What does that mean? In due time there may not be any people left in La Point for Domlec to connect.

    • June
      November 10, 2017

      But but but you all just sit you all butt and crying about light. You have no idea what these men have to go through so just take patience. They cant do it all at once the place was badly hit. Smh just adapt and wait when lights come your way. They are doing their best. As for me west coast i know is no where close for light so what i can do cry? It makes no sense i will wait. The guys will complete the process God knows when. When you have i will not have yet and many others won’t so be quiet. Or go get a generator or use your candle like us

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